So, as many of you may know, Katie and I have been planning a wedding since Thanksgiving.
Due to that whole geography thing, I couldn’t properly propose to her. I had found the perfect ring and everything!
Well, Katie’s Awesome Sister and Perfect Brother in law called last Thursday. They where going to go on a road trip, and invited Katie along. Well, how most half formed plans do, they changed. A Lot! Long story short, Katie, Angie, and Brian ended up at my place on Sunday morning.
Rental car, 20 hours of driving, lots of coffee, and a bit of sneakery too.
You see, Katie was told that her ring wasn’t finished. Which is true, it’s not. But that didn’t stop her family from stepping up to the plate, and shuffling the ring through nearly half a dozen family members to get the ring sized and delivered to me on the car ride up. Unbeknown to Katie.
On Tuesday, in the middle of a snow covered field, in near blizzard conditions, I hit one knee and popped the question. She was quite surprised when I produced the ring!
Now, Katie has her ring 3 months before the wedding, and not 3 days before the wedding. She will have to relinquish it for a few hours/days to be finished before the wedding. But, I think if she is nice, the jeweler will allow her to watch, or maybe even help, so it never has to leave her sight.
Well, during all of this, I kinda sorta failed to mention that Katie was in town to my Mom. When I show up at my parent’s place on Christmas Eve, let me tell you, mother was quite excited! In trying to keep Katie being in town a surprise for my mom, I couldn’t blog the big news. So, I am finally getting to it this morning.
I give my sincerest thanks to my future family make all of this work out!
Well, you all should know by now how much I love photos – I love taking them about as much as Katie likes looking at them. So, here are some photos.
A photo of Katie, just because I know how much she loves photos of her, and that I can get away with it this once!
Katie and I in front of my parent’s fireplace.
And because, she just can’t stop looking at it. Her ring again.